The Long Run

| September 28, 2019

As I sit here watching my son practice for competitive cross country, I can’t help but think about 1 Corinthians 9:24-27. This passage parallels the physical and spiritual race, with the Apostle Paul comparing the obtaining of a heavenly prize, to a physical one. I’ve never really given the competition aspect much thought. I’ve always […]

Be Encouraged in the Lord Your God!

| September 20, 2019

David, King of Israel lived a very tumultuous life. From shepherd boy to God’s anointed king as a youth, to personal musician to King Saul, slayer of giants, and then captain over a thousand men; his rise was meteoric. Eventually though, King Saul comes to fear David and that fear leads Saul to try and […]

Exhorting those who Exhort

| September 3, 2019

In Acts 20, Paul sails from Macedonia toward Jerusalem where shackles, chains, and an angry Jewish mob patiently await his arrival.  Along the way, he finds himself in Miletus.  He sends word to the elders of the church at Ephesus that he desires to see them. The elders come to Miletus and meet with Paul […]

What is on your bucket list?

| September 21, 2018

Carpe Diem, seize the day. YOLO, You Only Live Once… Things really haven’t changed a whole lot the last 2023 years, despite the advances in technology. From Horace’s penned adage in his 23 BC work, “Odes1” to Drake’s in his album, “Take Care” of 20112. The human race has been forever trying to grab and […]

What Kind of Vessel Are You?

| January 9, 2018

In Jer. 18:1-10 God told the prophet to observe the potter’s work with clay. He made a comparison between what a potter does with clay and how God sought to shape His people. This joins with other passages that compare us to vessels fashioned at the potter’s wheel. What kind of vessel are you?

Are You Sure?

| June 10, 2017

What if one day you realized everything you ever believed was wrong? Such a thing would be equivalent to finding out the earth was round instead of flat. This is not too far fetched. There is such a thing as the Flat Earth Society. These individuals believe that a round earth is a hoax that […]

God’s Grace

| June 3, 2017

Paul’s epistle to the Romans. Wow! What an amazing letter. In the Roman letter, Paul seeks the occasion to refute a rumor pertaining to his view and handling of God’s grace. The theory of God’s grace is being perverted today just as much as it was in Paul’s day. An examination of Rom. 3:1-8 reveals […]

One Ounce At A Time

| May 27, 2017

My brother-in-law Marty is an outdoor sports enthusiast. Along with endurance running, he has hiked 148+ miles of the Appalachian Trail that begins at Springer Mountain, Georgia and ends 2200 miles north at Mount Katahdin, Maine. We were discussing his hiking adventures and I asked him about his backpack; how he packed it and what […]

Brokenhearted

| January 17, 2016

Someone you hold dear to your heart dies. It doesn’t matter who it is; husband, father, wife, grandmother, son or daughter, It is never easy. As a matter of fact it is just downright hard! You are left with the memory of their life.  The sound of their voice will forever remain in your ears. Their smell will […]

Christi’s Albino Chicken

| January 19, 2014

Let me tell you about the first time my lovely bride cooked for me… Actually she cooked for me and her daddy, but I like to tell everyone it was her first meal for me… We were still in the dating stage of our relationship, and for some reason Christi’s mother was out of town. […]